Let the student committee do the legwork and get the DJ pool down to three or four before you start doing your checking. References are absolutely essential for a DJ that works a Prom. It is your biggest dance of the year, and you don't want it to be ruined by a bad DJ. Some DJ's may not have the right music for your group, some might just display a lousy attitude, or some may not have enough equipment to play such a large room.
Anyway, he has the potential for ruining your dance, so be very choosy. The experiences other schools have had with a DJ are most relevant and so you will probably find those recommendations to be the most helpful. Call them and ask what their experience was with that particular DJ. If you get a favorable recommendation, you will then want to ask yourself some questions.
Do the students want to choose the music? Students are usually very good at choosing a DJ and the songs to play. Poll the student body for a list of songs and music they want to hear at their Prom. Do they want video screens? What about strobe lights? or smoke? The students need to help you make these decisions, and what you decide will make a huge difference in the price.
DJ's range in price from $600 to $1500 for a Prom, so shop around. Make a careful, informed decision. You won't be sorry you spent the time researching this.
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